Date: 5th April 2021 at 9:31am
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Easter Monday sees Rotherham United welcome Wycombe Wanderers to the New York Stadium for a game that both teams could do with winning.

Like the Millers, Wycombe were promoted last season and also, like the Millers find themselves coming into this game in the bottom three of the Championship.

Rotherham’s last home game was in mid-March which was their first game back after a two week isolation period due to Covid-19. High flyers Watford were the visitors and they were three-up before the break. A solo run and goal from Freddie Ladapo pulled one back but a minute later the visitors made it four-one. The Millers’ last home win came at the beginning of February when they beat Derby County three-nil.

Wycombe’s last away game was a goalless draw with Coventry, their last away win saw them get the better of five goals against Huddersfield Town in mid-February.

The Millers come into this game on the back of a one-nil defeat away at Millwall on Good Friday while the Chairboys beat out of form Blackburn Rovers to get their seventh league victory of the season.

A red card on Friday means that Millers skipper Richard Wood will start the first of his three game suspension today. Matthew Olosunde, who missed out against Millwall with a sore hamstring, will be monitored while Jamie Lindsay could start after coming off the bench on Friday. It is likely that Chieo Ogbene will start on among the substitutions after just coming back from a long injury.

Speaking to Radio Sheffield the Millers Boss said he realises why people think this game is a ‘must win’ but said that, at the moment, every game is a ‘must win’.  ‘It is one of the more difficult one for us,’ the Gaffer said, ‘they (Wycombe) are difficult to play against.  Like us, they slow the game down at times and they work really hard and there is no way we are going to underestimate them.  Saying that I do go into the game full of hope and expectation which I do with all the games.’

After a short lay off Wycombe are hoping to have David Wheeler in the travelling squad but there is concern over Dominic Gape who limped off after a quarter of an hour on Friday. Long term injured Jordan Obita probably won’t make this one.

Wycombe Manager Gareth Ainsworth spoke to Bucks Free Press saying that he is looking forward to the game which he thinks has the ‘billing of a great game’ going on to say, ‘They (Rotherham) are a good side who will want to put distance between us and them. They are structurally solid at what they do but, I have players who can pick their locks.’

The referee for this one is James Linington from the Isle of Wight.

 
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